Teaching children multiculturalism and pluralism has important social consequences and helps foster compassion and understanding of their fellow person. Although teaching the secular point of view has traditionally been neglected when teaching about society/faith traditions, such study can be very enriching and foster creative and critical thinking in students.
I encourage you to explore our site, especially the kids page. Our interest is in creating kid questioners. It’s hard to think of a more noble task, regardless of your worldview.
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Where You Are Born
Did you know a lot of what religion someone is relates to where and when they are from? For instance, today, of the 37,135,00 people in Afghanistan, 37,025,000 are Muslim, a whopping 99.7 percent!
How Might Religious Belief Be Dishonest?
Make a meme about how religious belief may not be being honest with yourself. For example:
Kids Become Adults
Do kids being brought up religious result in problems? What about being brought up secular? Create a meme like this one to show your thinking:
RELIGION AND KIDS: What Some Religious People Think Their Most Dangerous Enemy Is
CURRENT EVENTS: FFRF condemns death of 22-year-old Iranian for not wearing hijab
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is speaking out against Iran for the killing of a young woman for not wearing the hijab. From the article: The notion of religion tied to the Iranian state in this theocracy — a reminder to Americans of what “One Nation Under God” really looks like — depends on female […]
New Kids BOOK: “Darwin & Hooker: A story of friendship, curiosity and discovery that changed the world”
The description of the book is as follows: On 24th November 1859, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was first published, selling out almost immediately. Describing the now well known theory that humans evolved through a process called natural selection, it became an instant classic and cemented Darwin as one of the greatest biologists of all […]
Christianity and Poverty
Jesus is famously recorded as saying that rich people should sell their possessions and give them to the poor, and that it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. But, this hasn’t stopped many Pentecostal Christian pastors from becoming wealthy. […]
New Paths In The Origin Of Life Debate Part 2: FOR KIDS, The Miller-Urey experiment.
Religions often teach a god or gods created life, because living things can’t come from unliving things. But this isn’t true. Consider the Miller-Urey experiment: This animation was sponsored by the Center for Chemical Evolution, NSF, and NASA The Miller-Urey experiment was the first attempt to scientifically explore ideas about the origin of life. Stanley […]
New Paths In The Origin Of Life Debate
This important article provides valuable insight in to how life may have started on earth: https://www.science.org/content/article/how-ancient-cataclysm-may-have-jump-started-life-earth Minus 2 points if the below is your model of the origin of life, lol:
If Secular Web Kids Promotes Critical Thinking, What Is The Alternative?
As an educator, my goal is to promote critical thinking, which I think naturally leads to secularism. However, if a child’s exploration of thinking leads to religiousness, then that’s fine too. The point is to level the playing field to let the truth speak to kids as honestly as it can. What’s the alternative? Dr. […]